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The Liga MX (Clausura) tie at Estadio Victoria on Saturday sees home side Necaxa prepare for the visit of Universidad Nacional.
Scroll down to see all of the predictions, poll and statistics for Necaxa v Universidad Nacional - as well as up-to-date odds.
Necaxa will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 2-1 Liga MX (Clausura) loss in their previous game against Club América.
In that game, Necaxa managed 35% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. The scorer for Necaxa was Martín Barragán (40'). For their opponents, Club América had 11 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. Richard Sánchez (45') and Giovani dos Santos (60') scored for Club América.
It’s been seldom in recent games where Necaxa have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Lightning Bolts have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 11 goals during that time.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Necaxa:
- have not registered a win against Universidad Nacional in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Universidad Nacional drew 2-2 in the Liga MX (Clausura) tie with Pachuca.
In that match, Universidad Nacional managed 60% possession and 16 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Universidad Nacional, the scorers were Sebastián Saucedo (90') and Juan Ignacio Dinenno (90'). Pachuca had 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Ismael Sosa (35') and Erick Sánchez (74') scored for Pachuca.
During their six previous matches, Andres Lillini's Universidad Nacional have fired home 6 times, earning them the goals per game average of 1.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Universidad Nacional:
- have not emerged victorious against Necaxa when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Checking on their prior head-to-head meetings dating back to 15/10/2017 shows that Necaxa have won 1 of these games & Universidad Nacional 2, with the tally of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 7 of them from Lightning Bolts and 10 netted by Pumas. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The previous league match featuring these clubs was Liga MX (Apertura) match day 12 on 27/09/2020 when it finished Universidad Nacional 1-1 Necaxa.
That time, Universidad Nacional managed 43% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Juan Ignacio Dinenno (74').
Necaxa had 10 shots on goal with 2 on target. David Cabrera (16') scored.
The referee was Fernando Guerrero Ramírez.
Team News: Necaxa
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the sole fitness concern for the Necaxa manager José Guadalupe Cruz to be concerned with due to a largely intact group. Luis Malagón (sprain) misses out.
Team News: Universidad Nacional
Owing to a fully injury-free group available to select from, Universidad Nacional manager Andres Lillini has zero fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We’re envisaging that Universidad Nacional will have to perform well to get anything against this Necaxa team who we reckon should be able to grind out a win.
We’re therefore predicting a highly competitive game with a 1-0 win for Necaxa at full-time.
We’ll see what happens.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Estadio Victoria (23,851)
Captain: David Cabrera
Chairman: Ernesto Tinajero
Manager: José Guadalupe Cruz
Competitions: Liga MX (Clausura) position 17, Liga MX (Apertura) position 10
🔑 Star Player: Alejandro Zendejas
Mostly playing in the Centre Midfield position, Alejandro Zendejas was born in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. After making a first senior appearance for FC Dallas in the 2015 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has managed to score 2 league goals in this Liga MX (Clausura) 2020 - 2021 season so far in 13 appearances.